Shanghai Blues

 
 
ADDRESS
193-197 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V 7BD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
12:00-0:00
 
PRICES
Main courses £7-£40
 

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Shanghai BluesCross the threshold of Shanghai Blues and plunge into its dimly lit innards where nattily dressed Oriental waitresses guide you through the solid lines of its dark, distinctive interior. Touches like the weighty blue stools and the elliptical tumblers demonstrate the lavish attention to detail, while a hypnotic trip into the dimly lit, mirrored toilets in the cellar is unforgettable.

Tastebud priming entrées including crunchy chick peas, pickled cucumbers and classic prawn crackers lead the way for the diverse and reputation-deserving Dim Sum. The dumplings, for example, range from the unremarkable vegetable to the quite exquisite steamed scallop variety. Main courses are no disappointment either. Dishes made from an assortment of meats, fish and seafood provide a fine balance and variety of flavours. The lightly flavoured, steamed sea bass was a notable favourite as was the accompanying Morning Glory, brittle to the bite, helping to clear the palate. Finish off with the refreshing green tea ice-cream.

It’s hardly surprising that Dim Sum has been a success across London. This Oriental twist on tapas (order a selection, every one dips in) appeals to everyone, especially at lunchtime, but Shanghai Blues carries on into the evening, supplying a great dining experience with efficient, unobtrusive service. Be warned though – don’t pig out too much on the Dim Sum and have no room for the rest.

 

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Opening and closing times for Shanghai Blues

Today (Tuesday) Shanghai Blues closes at midnight

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LondonTown.com - Shanghai Blues Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Rail
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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